Inbound Marketing or Outbound? Which is the Winner?

Act-On

The marketing industry has been buzzing about the rise of inbound marketing and the decline of outbound marketing over the last several years. But are marketing teams really migrating away from outbound marketing? But inbound alone is not enough.

Inbound Marketing: Everything You Need to Know

Webbiquity

Being at the forefront of marketing sometimes requires shifting resources away from old practices. That’s why 52% of outbound marketers say their marketing efforts are “ineffective”. In fact, inbound marketing is starting to be used more than outbound marketing.

6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile

KoMarketing Associates

The B2B marketing landscape continues to evolve. Social media, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, and globalization all are becoming more prevalent in the B2B marketing mix. How Social Is B2B? B2B Marketing: Facebook vs. LinkedIn.

How to Get Started with Inbound Marketing

Webbiquity

You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of inbound marketing, but did you know that it’s (arguably) more effective and economical than traditional marketing methods? But how do you get started with inbound marketing? What Is Inbound Marketing?

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

1How B2B Marketing. from SMB Marketing Leaders Brought to you by 2Introduction This study examined priorities, challenges, and trends for B2B marketers. The top priorities for B2B marketers this year are generating more high-quality leads and. content marketing efforts.

What is Inbound Marketing? The Idiot’s Guide [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Over the past decade, inbound marketing has climbed to the top of the marketing latter and claimed its place as (arguably) the most beneficial approach for business campaigns—both online and off. Guest post by Andy Beohar.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

They’ve adapted to using online social networks (namely LinkedIn) to identify passive candidates in the last few years and it’s serving them well. Bookmark a site on a social bookmarking site where they can look it up later and where some of their contacts might discover it.

4 Reasons Why Social Media Is The WD-40 Of Inbound Marketing Success

The Forward Observer

Social media can grease the wheels of your inbound marketing. So what does WD-40 have to do with inbound marketing? To view a series of short videos of me explaining the inbound marketing methodology, click here.

Inbound Marketing Tips from an Expert

Reachforce

Inbound marketing is an essential component of any marketing strategy, especially with organic reach diminishing on social media networks. We caught up with Chris Strom, CEO of the marketing […].

What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

I guess it all boils down into the catch-alls of Internet Marketing , Digital Marketing, and Digital PR. Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.”

Industrial Companies shouldn’t Replace Email Marketing with Social Media

Industrial Marketing Today

Right off the bat let me say that this post is not about email marketing versus social media. Yes, social media generates all the buzz but discarding email marketing, a tried and true workhorse would be a mistake and here is why.

Is Social Media BS?

Webbiquity

That was the provocative question raised, and answered, by HubSpot VP of Marketing Mike Volpe in a webinar last Friday. When marketing moved online, advertisers shifted efforts to banner ads, pop-ups and email marketing. It has to be part of the fabric of marketing efforts.

Social Media Marketing Tips for Maximum Exposure

SmartBug Media

Social media is here to stay. The actual platforms may change over time (so long, Google+), but as a channel, social media isn’t going anywhere. And it’s become a cornerstone of both inbound marketing and more traditional marketing.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing.

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Small Manufacturers Use Social Media Effectively

Industrial Marketing Today

Social media still remains a mystery to many manufacturers and industrial companies even though there is an abundance of evidence of its success in general B2B marketing. Many engineers, specifiers, users and buyers of industrial products regularly use social media in their personal lives but work-related usage is limited among this audience. However, these have been from other industrial marketing consultants like me.

How to Adapt to the Future of B2B Inbound Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B inbound marketing started some 10 years ago in response to growing frustration with traditional, outbound marketing tactics. Meanwhile, the methods and priorities of b2b marketing strategies grow and evolve. Every year, the priorities of the inbound strategy evolve.

20 Stunning Inbound Marketing Statistics

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Looking for some inbound marketing statistics that will blow you away? That''s not the case with inbound marketing. Inbound marketing is a proven methodology that is gaining widespread acceptance.

Lessons from HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report

Webbiquity

HubSpot last week released its 2013 State of Inbound Marketing report, this year weighing in at a massive 175 pages. But as always, the report is crammed with useful facts, interesting stats, and vital tips, tools and techniques for inbound marketing success.

What You Can Learn From Your Inbound Marketing Data Analytics

Reachforce

How is your inbound marketing strategy performing? It takes a lot more than social media likes and website pageview growth to know if a strategy is working; your inbound marketing data analytics can be used to track your success. marketing data

How Inbound Marketing, Blogs and Social Media Generate Qualified B2B Leads

Crimson Marketing

To make your B2B lead generation strategy and marketing solutions effective, you need to hone in on the “types of leads that are most likely to convert into paying customers. Bring Your Leads Inbound. Yes, Social Media Can Generate B2B Leads.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

How Inbound Marketing Can Lead Your Company to New Heights

Unbound B2B

Introduction to Inbound Marketing. Depending on who you ask, there are lots of definitions for inbound marketing. The first type of definition essentially describes it as the opposite of outbound marketing. Figure 1: Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing.

My social media marketing posts from 2011

Biznology

Read more… Fire for effect when you can’t get a bead on your market — What I’ve learned is that if you cannot target your dream customer directly, you can target everyone around him. Yes, earned media outreach and engagement also has an agenda.

The B2B Small Business Marketing Guide to Crushing it on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Can a boring, unsexy B2B company rock social media? Marketing guru, Jay Baer , says it best: "Social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. How and when to complement your social media with paid media.

How to Measure the ROI of Inbound Marketing

Hatchbuck

Cold calling and direct mail aren’t dead, but inbound marketing is where a business really makes headway when it comes to lead generation. Don’t market in the dark. Read on for helpful advice on determining your ROI for three of the most impactful inbound marketing techniques.

Inbound Marketing STEPS

Valasys

Exhibitions, seminars, and direct mails are traditional marketing techniques which can be costly and difficult to measure. Although inbound marketing involves a lot of effort, the cost incurred justifies it as it is typically lesser than traditional marketing — with much greater rewards.

Inbound Marketing: How a B2B company used a content marketing strategy to improve customer experience

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Inbound marketing is typically a term reserved for B2C companies striving to draw customers in with flashy social media campaigns, witty tweets and beautiful infographics. Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing [More from the blogs].

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Cody Ward

The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity.

3 Social Media Management Mistakes You've Probably Made

SmartBug Media

Most people think social media management is just scrolling through Facebook and sending memes to your friends all day long. A social media manager job description typically includes the following: Implementing a social media strategy to develop brand awareness, generate inbound traffic, and encourage product adoption. Reporting on the process of applying various social media tactics using a variety of digital analytics and media tracking tools.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing.

50 Inbound Marketing Resources Every B2B Marketer Should Subscribe to in 2019

SmartBug Media

If you are an inbound marketer in the B2B space, you understand how much time and energy goes into planning and executing your marketing campaigns. In addition to blog articles and content, HubSpot also offers an amazing inbound marketing training curriculum.

Why Do Social Media and Content Matter In a Marketing Strategy? [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

Key statistics per social media network: LinkedIn - . 40% of marketers report Google+ is “useful to critical” for business . 59% of SEO professionals rate blogging as one of top inbound marketing strategies.

Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference – An Event Not to Miss!

Webbiquity

The Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference is fast approaching, coming up on Thursday, May 22, in Duluth, Minnesota. Lisa Buyer ( @lisabuyer ), smart and engaging online public relations pro and author of the phenomenal new book, Social PR Secrets.

10 Inbound Marketing Tools to Improve Your Brand’s Image

SmartBug Media

While Blockbuster has closed most of its stores, Netflix has grown to over 60 million subscribers as the marketing platform called the internet continues to expand. How to Improve Your Brand Image: Enter Inbound Marketing. Search engine marketing (SEM). Social media.

Is Demand Generation Different from Inbound Marketing?

SmartBug Media

If you’ve ever had trouble keeping marketing terms and concepts straight, you’re not alone. Many professionals use demand generation and inbound marketing interchangeably. Inbound Marketing vs. Demand Generation. Inbound Marketing.

So What Exactly IS Inbound Marketing?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer While the practice of "inbound marketing" has burst on the scene and is growing in popularity, it''s still puzzling to many. Marketing has changed a lot in recent years simply because the way people buy has changed.